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    APGS webinar - 25 June 2022

    Lasers and Surgeries for Angle Closure and Angle Closure Glaucoma – All You Need to Know

    This webinar will be the first of 2022!

    Including a wide range of presenters to learn from - don't miss out on this invaluable learning opportunity.

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    Webinar program

    This webinar will cover two sections including Laser procedures for AC and ACG and Surgical procedures for AC and ACG.

    Speakers will be confirmed shortly, but topics can be found below:

    An overview of management of angle closure (AC) and angle closure glaucoma (ACG)

    Laser procedures for AC and ACG
    Laser peripheral iridotomy
    Laser peripheral iridoplasty 

    Surgical procedures for AC and ACG
    Lens extraction 
    External drainage surgery – including trabeculectomy and non-penetrating variations 
    Internal drainage surgery 1 - goniosynechialysis (GSL) 
    Internal drainage surgery 2 - MIGS and other newer options 
    Malignant glaucoma and choroidal detachment after drainage surgery and its management 

    Live Q&A with presenters and moderators

    Moderators

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    Prof. Clement C Tham is the Chairman of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and President of the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong. 

    Prof. Tham has been the Vice President of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society since 2014. He was the Chair of Scientific Program Committee of the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC) 2012 in Bali, Indonesia, and Congress President of the 2nd APGC 2014 in Hong Kong. 

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    Speakers

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    Prof. Clement C Tham is the Chairman of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and President of the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong. 

    Prof. Tham has been the Vice President of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society since 2014. He was the Chair of Scientific Program Committee of the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC) 2012 in Bali, Indonesia, and Congress President of the 2nd APGC 2014 in Hong Kong.


    Presentation title: An overview of management of angle closure (AC) and angle closure glaucoma (ACG) 
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    Prof Ki Ho Park is a professor of ophthalmology at Seoul National University and the President of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS) and the President-Elect of the Glaucoma Research Society (GRS). He is Associate editor of Journal of Glaucoma and International Glaucoma Review (IGR); Section editor of the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, and Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology; Editorial board member of IOVS and Korean Journal of Ophthalmology. 

    He has been served as the immediate past president of Korean Ophthalmological Society (KOS), Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and as co-chair of WGC 2017 Scientific Program Committee and Convener of WOC 2020 and 2022.

    He has published more than 400 papers in SCI journals. He was awarded the AAO Senior Achievement Award and APAO Senior Achievement Award.


    Presentation title: Laser peripheral iridotomy

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    Laser peripheral iridoplasty 
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    Prin Rojanapongpun is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Chulalongkorn University and Hospital. He is also a consultant at Bumrungrad International and Sukumvit Hospital Eye Care Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Rojanapongpun received his bachelor degree of science (B.Sc.) and medical degree (MD.) from Chulalongkorn University. He did his ophthalmology residency at the same medical school and the King Chulalongkorn Memorial hospital. He pursued his clinical glaucoma fellowship at the University of British Columbia under Professor Stephen M Drance. 

    He also did a short glaucoma visiting fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Duke University and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 1993, he received a Japanese Ophthalmological Society scholarship to Dokkyo University in Japan. Dr. Rojanapongpun holds senior positions in several professional ophthalmologic societies. He is the president of the Thai Glaucoma Society, vice-president of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS), executive board of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand, advisory board of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), immediate past president of South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group (SEAGIG) and Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club (AACGC) and sub-committee of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO). He also serves as chair, committee and consultant to many other national societies and industries. 

    Dr. Rojanapongpun is a distinguished glaucoma and cataract lecturer. He was invited to teach and lecture in 17 countries in Asia and another 18 countries in America, Europe, Africa and Australia (where several countries were visited several times). He delivered more than 300 lectures at national and international congresses. He performed live surgery in 7 countries and trained many surgeons to perform both cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Rojanapongpun has current major research interests include angle closure glaucoma, the epidemiology and diagnosis of glaucoma, as well as the medical and surgical management of patients with glaucoma. He also has major interest in complicated cataract surgery and customized IOL study. He published in many domestic literatures and international peer reviewed articles. He is a reviewer to some major peer reviewed journals.


    Presentation title: Laser procedures for AC and ACG: Cyclophotocoagulation and laser trabeculoplasty
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    Prof. Wang Ningli serves as the Director of Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Head of National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness, Advisory Board Member of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, President of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, President of Chinese Ophthalmologist Association, President of Chinese Society of Public Health Ophthalmology, Chair LXXIV of Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, Council Member of World Glaucoma Association, Board Member of Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society. He was listed as Elsevier’s: “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” for 8 consecutive years and The Ophthalmologist's “Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology” 4 times. Due to his outstanding work and scientific and educational contribution to ophthalmology, Prof. Wang was awarded many honors and awards, Vision Excellence Awards in 2020, the Asia-Pacific Award in 2018, The National Model Worker in 2015, Zhou Guangzhao Foundation Award for Science and Technology in 2014, to name but a few.


     Presentation title: Lens extraction 
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    Prof. Dr. M. Nazrul Islam is the Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman, Glaucoma Faculty at Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute. 

    Dr. Nazrul Islam is the 

    • President of Bangladesh Eye Care Society, 
    • President, Bangladesh Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, 
    • Member of the Board of Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society
    • Past president of Bangladesh Glaucoma Society. 
    Prof. Nazrul Islam is the author of 70 peer reviewed scientific articles and editorials. He is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Bangladesh Glaucoma Society.

    He was invited to speak to different international meetings in different countries of the world.

    Prof. Nazrul is the writer of five books in his own language. Coauthor of ‘Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma’ published from Springer. He received some Gold Medal & Award from home and abroad as a recognition of his works from different organizations.


     Presentation title: External drainage surgery – including trabeculectomy and non-penetrating variations 
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    Paul Healey BMedSc MBBS(Hons) MMed PhD FRANZCO

    Paul Healey is Director of Glaucoma Services, Western Sydney Eye Hospital, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Sydney Eye Hospital, Director of Glaucoma Research, Westmead Institute for Medical Research and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney. After training in Cell Biology as the first Medical Student to work at the Garvan Institute, Sydney and subsequently at the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Oxford, UK, Prof. Healey went on to graduate with Honours from the Medical School of the University of NSW before completing an MMed in Clinical Epidemiology and PhD in Medicine at Sydney University. His glaucoma fellowship was at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

    Paul’s volunteer appointments include the Australia New Zealand Glaucoma Society, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, and World Glaucoma Association. He is currently the Treasurer of the ORIA, APGS and WGA.

    Paul has many research interests including Ophthalmic Epidemiology & Public Health, Cell Biology, Diagnostic Test & Screening Evaluation and Genetics. He has been honoured with a number of awards including the International Young Clinician-Scientist Award from the Association of International Glaucoma Societies and Achievement Award from the APAO. He has made over 230 scientific presentations at international meetings throughout the world. He is an editorial board member of number of journals and has published over 150 articles based on original research.


    Presentation title: Internal drainage surgery 2 - MIGS and other newer options
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    Tetsuya Yamamoto, MD, PhD is Professor Emeritus, Gifu University, and currently, Head, Prof. Kazuo Iwata Memorial KAIJIN Glaucoma Center, KAIYA Eye Hospital, in Hamamatsu, Japan.

    Professor Yamamoto is Past President of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society, Past President of the Japan Glaucoma Society, and formerly, President, the Asian Angle-Closure Glaucoma Club. Professor Yamamoto also served as Board member of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), Council member of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society, and Board member and Active member of Glaucoma Research Society.

    His primary academic interest is management of glaucoma, including normal tension glaucoma, primary angle closure disease and glaucoma surgery. He has 339 peer-reviewed publications on ophthalmology, mainly on glaucoma. He also wrote a total of 210 book chapters on glaucoma.


    Presentation title: Malignant glaucoma and choroidal detachment after drainage surgery and its management 

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